|NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH
||National Cancer Institute|
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Friday, September 19, 1997
NCI Press Office
The results of all screening tests performed as part of the PLCO study on participants in the intervention group are routinely forwarded to the participants and their personal physicians. Because the study has closed in Brooklyn, study volunteers at that site will no longer be screened in the context of the study or be asked to answer an annual questionnaire about their health. Because the benefits of the tests being studied are unknown, researchers will regularly monitor participants at the remaining study centers and compare the number of cancers diagnosed and the number of cancer deaths in the intervention and control groups. Results will be made public at the completion of the trial, expected about 10 years after completion of enrollment.
The PLCO study will continue to enroll volunteers at centers across the United States until 148,000 men and women have participated. About 85,000 people have volunteered at the nine continuing PLCO sites so far.
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